Goodreads asked Erik Therme:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Erik Therme Mortom is loosely based on the town of Farmington, Iowa, where my father grew up. I’ve always been intrigued by small towns: It has to be incredibly difficult to hide anything within a tiny population, but at the same time, small towns seem to hold the most secrets. It’s a fascinating dynamic.

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